For most people from many different disciplines a desk is the main workspace.
A typical desk is composed of at least one or more vertical displays that show digital content and a larger horizontal area, containing input devices, such as mouse and keyboard, paper-based documents, and everyday objects.
These two areas are clearly separated which makes it hard to move documents from one surface to the other.
Furthermore, each area employs a different interaction technique.
For example, we use the mouse for drawing on vertical displays but physical pens to annotate paper-based documents.
BendDesk is our vision of a future workspace that allows continuous interaction between both areas.
BendDesk is a multi-touch desk environment that seamlessly combines a vertical and a horizontal surface with a curve into one large interactive workspace.
This workspace can be used to display any digital content like documents, photos, or videos.
Multi-touch technology allows the user to interact with the entire surface using direct manipulation and multi-touch gestures.
Users can comfortably sit at the desk and place everyday objects on it.
Take a look at the video to give you a clear example of how it will function!
To Sum Up
I can personally see alot of designers and gamers using this innovation but in terms of the rest of the public, well I can’t really visualize your gran checking her facebook page on one of these.
But hey who knows who it will appeal to.
I would have a guess and say that this will retail at around $2000